Somehow, we were all convinced to abandon the idea of Utopia, to give up on the notion that the future would be better than today. The reason Disneyland’s Tomorrowland was allowed to become quaint and kitsch and eventually retro-cool is that it couldn’t be updated, because we’ve had no vision for the future since the mid-1970s. Or at least not for a future that’s nicer than our present.
A few years ago, my interest in the planetary romance genre was reignited, and I decided to read several classic series in this genre for the first time – and tell everybody what I thought about them.
There are some things you’re just not allowed to think if you’re a comic book geek. Here are some of the ones I think.
The holodeck in the post-TOS Star Trek is an intriguing bit of future hi-tech, but it may have been used a bit too much as a storytelling device, and sometimes it was just plain annoying.
Captain Marvel is a good entry into the MCU; neither the best nor the worst they’ve made.
A few years ago, a bunch of Croatian comics artists created a bunch of spoof-like strips as a tribute to their pal, Goran Parlov, called Parlight Starlov – and now it’s lovely, a bona-fide book.
Been thinking about lesser-known tiny adventurers lately; the CMDF, the City Under the Back Steps, and the Micronauts…. no, the OTHER ones.